I can't take credit for this idea. My grandfather started making these probably before I was even born. He had quite a few in his house and we had some growing up. Why I haven't made them before now, I cannot say, but feel like an idiot for not doing it sooner. My husband and I both have quite a few hats we refuse to part with and most were all hanging out at the top of the hall closet. They needed to be organized and not take up a lot of space.
You will need a board, the one I used was a 1/2x2x36, wooden clothes pins and wood glue. That's it. I had all of these around the house so it made this project FREE! Who doesn't love a free project that helps organize your house?
You will need to sand your board. I sanded mine down to 120 grit.
Apply glue to the back of a clothes pin.
Press it onto your board making sure it is centered.
I was able to put 8 clothes pins on a 3 foot board. My spacing was 1 1/2 inches at the top and bottom, then 1 inch between each clothes pin.
Let the glue dry, then screw this to the wall and you have an easy and very cheap (or free) way to calm the clutter of hats that couldn't have been living in just my closet...right?
Now I just need about 4 or 5 more of these. Not kidding, we like our hats around here.